Ata Rangi ‘Raranga’ Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 31-Oct-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the rim. The nose is elegant in proportion and expressed with finesse, showing gooseberries and green stonefruits along with piquant fresh herbs entwined with subtle notes of nutty oak and minerally lees nuances. This is detailed and delicate. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has an elegant and rounded core with an array of flavours showing gooseberries, green stonefruits, fresh herbs, hints of capsicums and cut grass, along with mouthwatering elements. The mouthfeel is fresh and vibrant and the wine flows along a very fine-textured phenolic line with fresh acidity enlivening the fruit and providing energy. The wine carries to a very long, sweet and succulent finish. This is an elegant and intensely penetrating Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberries, green stonefruits, piquant herbs and minerals on a fine-textured palate with crisp acid vitality. Serve with seafood and herb-marinated pasta, poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. Fruit from ‘Walnut Ridge’, ‘Hau Ariki Marae’, ‘Southdown Estate’, ‘Moy Hall’ and ‘Brimmies’ sites, fermented in tank and 40% in barrel, 10% fermented on skins for 8 weeks, with 5% fermented as whole bunches for 4 weeks, the fermentation with high solids by indigenous yeasts to 12.5% alc. and dryness, with some MLF in barrel. 18.0+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $24.00

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